33

Ergebnis(se)

Wort/Wörter
Art der Veröffentlichung
Politikbereich
Verfasser
Schlagwortliste
Datum

EU-Rechtsrahmen zur Eindämmung und Umkehrung der von der EU verursachten weltweiten Entwaldung

14-10-2020

Der Verbrauch in der EU spielt eine entscheidende Rolle bei der weltweiten Entwaldung, die kein Ende nimmt und erheblich zum Klimawandel und dem Verlust der Artenvielfalt beiträgt. Bei der Oktober-II-Plenartagung soll das Parlament über einen legislativen Initiativbericht abstimmen, mit dem die Kommission aufgefordert wird, regulatorische Schritte in diesem Bereich zu unternehmen und einen EU-Rechtsrahmen vorzuschlagen, der auf einer verpflichtenden Sorgfaltsprüfung für Unternehmen beruht, die Produkte ...

Der Verbrauch in der EU spielt eine entscheidende Rolle bei der weltweiten Entwaldung, die kein Ende nimmt und erheblich zum Klimawandel und dem Verlust der Artenvielfalt beiträgt. Bei der Oktober-II-Plenartagung soll das Parlament über einen legislativen Initiativbericht abstimmen, mit dem die Kommission aufgefordert wird, regulatorische Schritte in diesem Bereich zu unternehmen und einen EU-Rechtsrahmen vorzuschlagen, der auf einer verpflichtenden Sorgfaltsprüfung für Unternehmen beruht, die Produkte auf den EU-Markt bringen.

Coronavirus and the trade in wildlife

04-05-2020

Nearly three quarters of emerging infectious diseases in humans are caused by zoonotic pathogens. The majority of them originate in wildlife. Human activities, such as trade in wildlife, increase opportunities for animal–human interactions and facilitate zoonotic disease transmission. Several significant diseases, including Ebola and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, have been traced, in part, to substantial animal-human contact along the trade chain. Current information suggests ...

Nearly three quarters of emerging infectious diseases in humans are caused by zoonotic pathogens. The majority of them originate in wildlife. Human activities, such as trade in wildlife, increase opportunities for animal–human interactions and facilitate zoonotic disease transmission. Several significant diseases, including Ebola and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, have been traced, in part, to substantial animal-human contact along the trade chain. Current information suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic may have started from a local Chinese wildlife market. Wildlife trade, though difficult to quantify, is one of the most lucrative trades in the world. It is regulated under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), an international agreement to which the European Union (EU) and its Member States are parties. Through a permit system, CITES aims to ensure that international trade in listed species is sustainable, legal and traceable. Curbing illegal trade, however, remains a challenge. In 2016, the EU adopted an action plan on wildlife trafficking, which runs until 2020 and is currently under evaluation. The European Parliament supports its renewal and the strengthening of its provisions. The coronavirus crisis has thrown into sharp focus the threat of disease transmission posed by trade in and consumption of wild animal species, prompting calls for bans on wildlife trade and closure of wildlife markets. Others advocate better regulation, including enhanced health and safety and sanitation measures. With matters relating to zoonotic diseases outside CITES' mandate, some have suggested the development of a new international convention to address the issue. To reduce the risks of future outbreaks, many recommend an integrated approach, which would notably also cover nature preservation and restoration.

Water reuse: Setting minimum requirements

20-04-2020

Although freshwater is relatively abundant in the European Union (EU), water stress occurs in many areas, particularly in the Mediterranean region and parts of the Atlantic region, with environmental and economic impacts. In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation setting EU-wide standards that reclaimed water would need to meet in order to be used for agricultural irrigation, with the aim of encouraging greater use of reclaimed water and contributing to alleviating ...

Although freshwater is relatively abundant in the European Union (EU), water stress occurs in many areas, particularly in the Mediterranean region and parts of the Atlantic region, with environmental and economic impacts. In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation setting EU-wide standards that reclaimed water would need to meet in order to be used for agricultural irrigation, with the aim of encouraging greater use of reclaimed water and contributing to alleviating water scarcity. The Commission estimates that the proposal could increase water reuse in agricultural irrigation from 1.7 billion m³ to 6.6 billion m³ per year, thereby reducing water stress by 5 %. The European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on 12 February 2019, and the Council agreed on a general approach on 26 June 2019. Trilogue negotiations concluded with a provisional agreement on 2 December. The agreed text, endorsed by the ENVI committee on 21 January 2020, was adopted at first reading by the Council on 7 April. It now returns to the Parliament for final adoption at second reading. Second edition of a briefing originally drafted by Didier Bourguignon. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Preparing the post-2020 biodiversity framework

09-01-2020

In October 2020, the parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the main international agreement on biodiversity protection, will meet in Kunming (China) to agree on a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, with conservation and restoration goals for the next decade. A party to the CBD, the European Union (EU) aims 'to lead the world' at this conference (COP15), as it did at the Paris climate conference. A debate is scheduled in view of the COP15 during Parliament's ...

In October 2020, the parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the main international agreement on biodiversity protection, will meet in Kunming (China) to agree on a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, with conservation and restoration goals for the next decade. A party to the CBD, the European Union (EU) aims 'to lead the world' at this conference (COP15), as it did at the Paris climate conference. A debate is scheduled in view of the COP15 during Parliament's January I plenary session.

Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Virginijus Sinkevičius - Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

26-09-2019

This briefing is one in a set looking at the Commissioners-designate and their portfolios as put forward by Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. Each candidate faces a three-hour public hearing, organised by one or more parliamentary committees. After that process, those committees will judge the candidates' suitability for the role based on 'their general competence, European commitment and personal independence', as well as their 'knowledge of their prospective portfolio and their communication ...

This briefing is one in a set looking at the Commissioners-designate and their portfolios as put forward by Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. Each candidate faces a three-hour public hearing, organised by one or more parliamentary committees. After that process, those committees will judge the candidates' suitability for the role based on 'their general competence, European commitment and personal independence', as well as their 'knowledge of their prospective portfolio and their communication skills'. At the end of the hearings process, Parliament votes on the proposed Commission as a bloc, and under the Treaties may only reject the entire College of Commissioners, rather than individual candidates. The Briefing provides an overview of key issues in the portfolio areas, as well as Parliament's activity in the last term in that field. It also includes a brief introduction to the candidate.

EU sports policy: Going faster, aiming higher, reaching further

20-09-2019

Sport has a growing impact both on the European Union (EU) economy and on society as a whole. Over 7 million people work in sport-related jobs, and sport-related goods and services amount to nearly 3 % of total EU gross value added. It was not until 2009, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, that the Union received a clear mandate to build up and implement an EU-coordinated sports policy supported by a specific budget, and to develop cooperation with international bodies in the area of ...

Sport has a growing impact both on the European Union (EU) economy and on society as a whole. Over 7 million people work in sport-related jobs, and sport-related goods and services amount to nearly 3 % of total EU gross value added. It was not until 2009, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, that the Union received a clear mandate to build up and implement an EU-coordinated sports policy supported by a specific budget, and to develop cooperation with international bodies in the area of sport. However, EU competence in sport is limited and only allows the EU to support, coordinate or complement sports policy measures taken by national governments. This rules out the adoption of legislation or any other legally binding measure. The EU has therefore opted to act via 'soft' policy tools, such as guidelines, recommendations and – most importantly – funding, to support its sport-related objectives. Over the years, the EU has been actively involved in tackling transnational issues such as doping, match-fixing and lack of physical activity. In recent years, various health-related EU initiatives have grown increasingly popular. In 2018, the European Week of Sport attracted nearly 14 million people to over 50 000 events across Europe, with the Western Balkans and the countries from the Eastern Partnership joining the initiative in 2019. The #BeActive Night, a new feature first introduced in 2018, will continue encouraging participants to discover and try the different sports activities available in their area. None of this would have been possible without the introduction of a specific budget for sport, in which the European Parliament played a key role. As the popularity of sport-related initiatives grows, so do the Commission's plans and ambitions for the broader role of sport in society. The executive's proposal for the 2021-2027 Erasmus programme confirms this ambition. Accordingly, the amount available for Erasmus would be doubled, to reach €30 billion, with €550 million dedicated to sport.

Politische Maßnahmen der EU im Interesse der Bürger: Umweltschutz

28-06-2019

Mit ihrer Umweltpolitik trägt die Europäische Union (EU) seit 1972 dazu bei, das Wohlergehen der Europäer zu verbessern. Aktuell ist es das Ziel der EU-Umweltpolitik, bis 2050 zu erreichen, dass wir ein gutes Leben führen, ohne die Ressourcen der Erde überzustrapazieren. Deshalb strebt die EU an, zu einer CO2-armen und ressourceneffizienten Wirtschaft überzugehen, die biologische Vielfalt zu schützen und die Gesundheit der Bevölkerung durch Rechtsvorschriften zu Luftqualität, Chemikalien, Klima, ...

Mit ihrer Umweltpolitik trägt die Europäische Union (EU) seit 1972 dazu bei, das Wohlergehen der Europäer zu verbessern. Aktuell ist es das Ziel der EU-Umweltpolitik, bis 2050 zu erreichen, dass wir ein gutes Leben führen, ohne die Ressourcen der Erde überzustrapazieren. Deshalb strebt die EU an, zu einer CO2-armen und ressourceneffizienten Wirtschaft überzugehen, die biologische Vielfalt zu schützen und die Gesundheit der Bevölkerung durch Rechtsvorschriften zu Luftqualität, Chemikalien, Klima, Natur, Abfall und Wasser zu schützen. Obwohl diese Politik konkrete Vorteile bringt (z. B. ein ausgedehntes Netz von Natura-2000-Schutzgebieten, geringere Treibhausgasemissionen, mehr Recycling von Ressourcen sowie sauberere Luft und Wasser), ergibt sich für die europäische Umwelt in 20 Jahren mittlerweile ein düstereres Bild. Der Übergang zur Nachhaltigkeit könnte jedoch über den Umweltschutz hinaus auf vielerlei Art positiv wirken und der Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen und der Konjunktur ebenso zugutekommen wie dem Wohlergehen und der Gesundheit der Bevölkerung. In einer kürzlich im Auftrag des Europäischen Parlaments durchgeführten Umfrage sprachen sich drei Viertel der Unionsbürger für mehr Umweltschutzmaßnahmen der EU aus. Seit 2014 werden Anstrengungen in zahlreichen Bereichen unternommen, z. B. in Bezug auf Abfallwirtschaft (z. B. neue Recyclingziele, Beschränkungen für Plastiktragetaschen, Maßnahmen in Bezug auf Kunststoffe und die Eindämmung von Abfällen im Meer), Klima (z. B. Ziele für Treibhausgasemissionen bis 2030 und Maßnahmen für ein Verkehrswesen mit geringeren CO2-Emissionen), Natur (vor allem zur Verbesserung der Umsetzung der EU-Vorschriften zum Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt) und Luftqualität (neue Vorschriften für Höchstmengen fünf wichtiger Luftschadstoffe, die in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten in die Atmosphäre emittiert werden können). Das Europäische Parlament hat sich für ambitionierte Strategien in vielen dieser Bereiche ausgesprochen. In Zukunft dürften die EU-Ausgaben für Umwelt- und Klimaschutz steigen. Die Kommission schlägt vor, den Anteil der EU-Ausgaben für die Erreichung der Klimaziele von 20 % auf 25 % zu erhöhen, und das Parlament schlägt sogar eine Erhöhung auf 30 % vor. In den kommenden Jahren soll der Schwerpunkt der Strategien auf den Bereichen Klima- und Naturschutz, Luftqualität, Kreislaufwirtschaft und Pestizide liegen. Dies ist die aktualisierte Fassung eines Briefings, das vor der Europawahl 2019 veröffentlicht wurde.

EU fertilising products

26-06-2019

Fertilising products are used to improve plant growth, mainly in agriculture, enabling higher crop yields. However, they are associated with some challenges as regards security of supply, the environment and health. Although the 2003 Fertilisers Regulation, which aimed at ensuring an internal market in fertilisers, has been effective, it mainly addresses mineral fertilisers and deters the introduction of new types of fertilisers. In March 2016, the Commission put forward a legislative proposal on ...

Fertilising products are used to improve plant growth, mainly in agriculture, enabling higher crop yields. However, they are associated with some challenges as regards security of supply, the environment and health. Although the 2003 Fertilisers Regulation, which aimed at ensuring an internal market in fertilisers, has been effective, it mainly addresses mineral fertilisers and deters the introduction of new types of fertilisers. In March 2016, the Commission put forward a legislative proposal on fertilising products, as announced in the circular economy action plan. The proposal modernises the conformity assessment and market surveillance in line with the ‘new legislative framework’ for product legislation, covers a wider range of fertilising products (including those manufactured from secondary raw materials), and sets limits for the presence of heavy metals and contaminants in fertilising products. After completion of the legislative procedure, the final act was signed on 5 June 2019. The regulation will apply in full from 16 July 2022. Fifth edition of a briefing originally drafted by Didier Bourguignon. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.

Single-use plastics and fishing gear: Reducing marine litter

17-06-2019

Most of the plastic in our oceans originates from land-based sources. On European beaches, plastics make up 80-85 % of marine litter, which is considered a major threat to marine and coastal biodiversity. Marine litter also costs the European Union economy an estimated €259 million to €695 million per year. In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal seeking to address the issue of marine litter from plastics. The proposal would introduce a series of measures regarding ...

Most of the plastic in our oceans originates from land-based sources. On European beaches, plastics make up 80-85 % of marine litter, which is considered a major threat to marine and coastal biodiversity. Marine litter also costs the European Union economy an estimated €259 million to €695 million per year. In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal seeking to address the issue of marine litter from plastics. The proposal would introduce a series of measures regarding the top 10 single-use plastics found on European beaches, as well as fishing gear, with a view to reducing their impact on the environment and ensuring a functional internal market. After completion of the legislative procedure, the final act was signed by the presidents of the co-legislators (European Parliament and Council) on 5 June 2019, and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12 June 2019. Member States have two years (i.e. until 3 July 2021) to transpose the new directive into national law. Fourth edition of a briefing originally drafted by Didier Bourguignon. document has been designed for on-line viewing.

Düngeprodukte mit CE-Kennzeichnung

20-03-2019

Im März 2016 hat die Kommission einen Vorschlag zu Düngeprodukten vorgelegt, durch den der Anwendungsbereich bestehender Rechtsvorschriften vor allem so ausgeweitet würde, dass organische und abfallbasierte Düngemittel erfasst würden. Außerdem werden Grenzwerte für Schwermetalle und Kontaminanten festgelegt. Es wird erwartet, dass das Europäische Parlament auf seiner Plenartagung März II 2019 über die Einigung abstimmt, die zu dem Dossiers in Trilog-Verhandlungen erreicht wurde.

Im März 2016 hat die Kommission einen Vorschlag zu Düngeprodukten vorgelegt, durch den der Anwendungsbereich bestehender Rechtsvorschriften vor allem so ausgeweitet würde, dass organische und abfallbasierte Düngemittel erfasst würden. Außerdem werden Grenzwerte für Schwermetalle und Kontaminanten festgelegt. Es wird erwartet, dass das Europäische Parlament auf seiner Plenartagung März II 2019 über die Einigung abstimmt, die zu dem Dossiers in Trilog-Verhandlungen erreicht wurde.

Anstehende Veranstaltungen

26-10-2020
European Gender Equality Week - October 26-29, 2020
Andere Veranstaltung -
FEMM TRAN LIBE BECA AIDA INTA CULT EMPL DROI SEDE DEVE
26-10-2020
Joint LIBE - FEMM Hearing on Trafficking in human beings
Anhörung -
LIBE FEMM
27-10-2020
Hearing on Rebuilding fish stocks in the Mediterranean: next steps
Anhörung -
PECH

Partner